Have you ever moved a product launch, delayed a company-wide ERP deployment, or had to apologize to a customer due to software development delays?
Missed deadlines are unfortunately commonplace in the software development sector. Regardless of the management style your software development teams employ, unchecked challenges can cripple your team and inhibit on-time completion.
Trying to meet deadlines using the waterfall approach often requires a “cascade of miracles.” By the time your process hits the testing stage, you can only hope you have no missed inputs, no bad requirements, and no bugs in the software. If you do, you could be staring down the barrel of another iteration of input through testing, crossing your fingers everything is right the second time around.
An agile approach, while customer-focused, can make schedule predictability a challenge with iterative, incremental development stages that determine the path of the project. While the flexibility is attractive, the instability can push out your deadline before you even realize it. The process is agile, your business deadlines often aren’t.
How can you stay on track for deadlines?
Increasing automation and ensuring solid requirements are in place are preemptive measures you can take to eliminate variability and keep your project on schedule.
Defining solid requirements from the start will help ensure your code is clean and testable. Our Direct-to-Test (DTT) software helps you with these definitions by giving you a head-start on the development process with its unique test generation algorithm that identifies the optimal set of functional variations needed to find all the bugs. Once your code is ready to test, our Test Management and Execution (TMX) software automates test scripts that can be easily updated across your entire system.
You can easily review and analyze your Cause Effect Models with our Functional Model Reviewer (FMR) application. Allowing you to open DTT models in a simplified read-only view helps your team see where and how the different parts of the system interact with each other and enables you to spot any missing or extra dependencies.
Speed up your test authoring process with automated tools for the tedious and time-consuming work of manually updating scripts, freeing up your talented staff’s time allowing them to focus on more important things.
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